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Machado de Assis

Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis, often known by his surnames as Machado de Assis, Machado, or Bruxo do Cosme Velho, was a pioneer Brazilian novelist, poet, playwright and short story writer, widely regarded as the greatest writer of Brazilian literature. Nevertheless, Assis did not achieve widespread popularity outside Brazil during his lifetime. In 1897 he founded and became the first President of the Brazilian Academy of Letters. He was multilingual,... Read More

BornJoaquim Maria Machado de Assis
21 June 1839
Rio de Janeiro, Empire of Brazil
Died29 September 1908 (aged 69)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
OccupationNovelist, short story writer, poet, literary critic
MovementRomanticism, Realism
Other namesMachado, "The Warlock from Cosme Velho"
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